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The ideas of the enlightenment, which emphasized science and reason over faith and superstition, strongly influenced the american colonies in the eighteenth century. Beyond the cocoon: getting lost in the labyrinth of enlightenment the search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life to become aware of the. The enlightenment was a sprawling intellectual, philosophical, cultural, and social movement that spread through england, france, germany, and other parts of europe during the 1700s. Several americans, especially benjamin franklin and thomas jefferson, played a major role in bringing enlightenment ideas to the new world and in influencing british and french thinkers.
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The enlightenment actually began in europe and it reached colonial america more than a century in europe, the enlightenment was responsible for inspiring revived interests in education, science. John locke and baron de montesquieu: influencing the founding fathers - duration: 15:57 mr raymond's civics and social studies academy 39,439 views. 5 the enlightenment in america enlightenment provided the philosophical basis of the american revolution american revolution was an enlightened concept of government. The enlightenment, also known as the age of reason, was a philosophical movement that took place primarily in europe and, later, in north america, during the late 17 th and early 18 th century.